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Manufacturing

The Storage Story

1.CLC01BC-Le-Modulor-FigureThe haulage, distribution and warehousing industry seems to understand it well enough. Storage has officially become a science. The messages emblazoned on the sides of trucks tell the story loud and clear. Complex Logistics Integrated Supply Chain Management,  Warehouse Analysis and Global Location Operation and Movement Systems.

Not that long ago, when the world was a simpler and less scientific place, goods were made and lorries simply moved them. Today, however, sophisticated computer programmes, scanners, satellite tracking and positioning devices keep us informed Continue reading →

The Kitchen Revolution

toasterIt’s hardly surprising that we revere the mid century modern period, the years just after the Second World War. This was a time for celebration as peace was restored and a time for designers and artists to exercise the creative energy that had been repressed during years of austerity. This was also a time for developing new materials like plastics and nylon and old ones that had been refined and improved and were now in more plentiful supply as the armaments industry no longer took priority. Continue reading →